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17th Jun '16 2:46:21 PM JoieDeCombat
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* The canon of ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' is distributed across two anime series and an OAV, a good many drama [=CDs=], and several manga and short stories. Fortunately the first anime series is pretty well self-contained, but in the absence of the material from the drama [=CDs=] the drastic changes between it and sequel series ''Weiss Kreuz Gluhen'' make no sense at all. Naturally, [[NoExportForYou only the two anime series have been officially released to western audiences]].

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* The canon of ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' is distributed across two anime series and an OAV, a good many drama [=CDs=], and several manga and short stories. Fortunately the first anime series is pretty well self-contained, but in the absence of the material from the OAV and drama [=CDs=] the drastic changes between it and sequel series ''Weiss Kreuz Gluhen'' make no sense at all. Naturally, [[NoExportForYou only the two anime series have been officially released to western audiences]].
7th Jun '16 10:40:43 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]'' [[TheVerse universe]] includes significant amounts of supplementary canon from books, comics, and video games in addition to the series and [=OVA=]s that were actually filmed.

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* The ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]'' ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' [[TheVerse universe]] includes significant amounts of supplementary canon from books, comics, and video games in addition to the series and [=OVA=]s that were actually filmed.
3rd Jun '16 7:50:30 AM Willbyr
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* At the end of every ''Manga/MiraiNikki'' volume, there is an {{Omake}} that may explain certain things that were not very obvious, such as how and why the 3rd, 4th and 9th were targeting each other, and how they began to focus on Yukki. It also gives a little background info on some of the other future diary holders.

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* At the end of every ''Manga/MiraiNikki'' ''Manga/FutureDiary'' volume, there is an {{Omake}} that may explain certain things that were not very obvious, such as how and why the 3rd, 4th and 9th were targeting each other, and how they began to focus on Yukki. It also gives a little background info on some of the other future diary holders.
10th Apr '16 4:40:34 PM Nakayama90
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** There are [[LightNovel/PocketMonstersTheAnimation two novels]] by Takeshi Shudo, a major writer for the anime, that give [[http://cindysuke.tumblr.com/post/34817930237/the-facts-about-pokemon-world-lol insight into]] [[http://bmgf.bulbagarden.net/f313/world-according-takeshi-shudo-15688/ the world.]] It tells us stuff like what happened to Ash's father, Brock's siblings are only his half-siblings, and that ten-year-olds are legal adults (they can get arrested, they have to pay taxes, [[{{Squick}} they can get married...]]). A lot of the info isn't canon nowadays but it does make sense in the Kanto days, like how Officer Jenny was able to jail a bunch of kids so easily.

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** There are [[LightNovel/PocketMonstersTheAnimation two novels]] by Takeshi Shudo, Creator/TakeshiShudo, a major writer for the anime, that give [[http://cindysuke.tumblr.com/post/34817930237/the-facts-about-pokemon-world-lol insight into]] [[http://bmgf.bulbagarden.net/f313/world-according-takeshi-shudo-15688/ the world.]] It tells us stuff like what happened to Ash's father, Brock's siblings are only his half-siblings, and that ten-year-olds are legal adults (they can get arrested, they have to pay taxes, [[{{Squick}} they can get married...]]). A lot of the info isn't canon nowadays but it does make sense in the Kanto days, like how Officer Jenny was able to jail a bunch of kids so easily.
10th Apr '16 12:59:35 PM Nakayama90
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** There are two novels by Takeshi Shudo, a major writer for the anime, that give [[http://cindysuke.tumblr.com/post/34817930237/the-facts-about-pokemon-world-lol insight into]] [[http://bmgf.bulbagarden.net/f313/world-according-takeshi-shudo-15688/ the world.]] It tells us stuff like what happened to Ash's father, Brock's siblings are only his half-siblings, and that ten-year-olds are legal adults (they can get arrested, they have to pay taxes, [[{{Squick}} they can get married...]]). A lot of the info isn't canon nowadays but it does make sense in the Kanto days, like how Officer Jenny was able to jail a bunch of kids so easily.

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** There are [[LightNovel/PocketMonstersTheAnimation two novels novels]] by Takeshi Shudo, a major writer for the anime, that give [[http://cindysuke.tumblr.com/post/34817930237/the-facts-about-pokemon-world-lol insight into]] [[http://bmgf.bulbagarden.net/f313/world-according-takeshi-shudo-15688/ the world.]] It tells us stuff like what happened to Ash's father, Brock's siblings are only his half-siblings, and that ten-year-olds are legal adults (they can get arrested, they have to pay taxes, [[{{Squick}} they can get married...]]). A lot of the info isn't canon nowadays but it does make sense in the Kanto days, like how Officer Jenny was able to jail a bunch of kids so easily.
29th Mar '16 1:03:43 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' {{OAV}}s and movie are based on (and mostly continuations of) the games. Somehow America got the former without the latter.

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* The ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' {{OAV}}s and movie [[Anime/SakuraWarsTheMovie movie]] are based on (and mostly continuations of) the games. Somehow America got the former without the latter.
15th Feb '16 3:44:21 PM GrammarNavi
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*** Curiously, though the new Chronicles share many major points of info with the PS2 Game, they curiously completely ignore all references to a certain group of Secret Benefactors that don't ever show up within the Anime at all. In combination with Gainax's OFFICIAL stance on the Game being that "All plot details were made specifically" for the Game, it's possible we got Retconning Manuals on our hands here.

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*** Curiously, though the new Chronicles share many major points of info with the PS2 [=PS2=] Game, they curiously completely ignore all references to a certain group of Secret Benefactors that don't ever show up within the Anime at all. In combination with Gainax's OFFICIAL stance on the Game being that "All plot details were made specifically" for the Game, it's possible we got Retconning Manuals on our hands here.
7th Feb '16 8:16:55 PM nombretomado
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** Essentially the only way to even ''try'' to make sense of ''NGE'''s plot is to look at the "classified files" in the spin-off game for the {{PlayStation 2}}, which was coincidentally [[NoExportForYou never released in the States]].

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** Essentially the only way to even ''try'' to make sense of ''NGE'''s plot is to look at the "classified files" in the spin-off game for the {{PlayStation 2}}, UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, which was coincidentally [[NoExportForYou never released in the States]].
3rd Feb '16 10:07:51 PM Gamermaster
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* The supplementary manga and Sound Stages of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' explains how Nanoha learned the Bind spell during her battle with Fate, who that Linith woman was in the LotusEaterMachine, what the heck happened to Arf in the third season and what that gift from Reinforce that Vita was talking about was.
** The supplementary files also contain a fair amount of information on the plot. Not only does the ''AudioPlay/StrikerSSoundStageX'' explain how many of the spells work, but it also provides information such as how the [=N2R=] [[SiblingTeam squad]] [[LineOfSightName got its name]], and specific information on the long-standing consequences of [[spoiler:Teana's partner [[DetectiveMole being outed as the real killer]] in the Mariage case]].

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* The supplementary manga and Sound Stages of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' explains how Nanoha learned the Bind spell during her battle with Fate, who that Linith woman was in the LotusEaterMachine, what the heck happened to Arf in the third season and what that gift from Reinforce that Vita was talking about was.
** The supplementary files also contain a fair amount of information on the plot. Not only does the ''AudioPlay/StrikerSSoundStageX'' ''AudioPlay/StrikersSoundStageX'' explain how many of the spells work, but it also provides information such as how the [=N2R=] [[SiblingTeam squad]] [[LineOfSightName got its name]], and specific information on the long-standing consequences of [[spoiler:Teana's partner [[DetectiveMole being outed as the real killer]] in the Mariage case]].
22nd Jan '16 12:03:17 AM SmugTrope
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** ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', unlike the other films, holds relevance to the overall plot as it's events take place between the last two chapters of the mange, even being regarded as Chapter 699.5

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** ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', unlike the other films, holds relevance to the overall plot as it's events take place between the last two chapters of the mange, manga, even being regarded as Chapter 699.5
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